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Factsheet

Factsheet on Protecting Yourself from Financial Abuse

Australian Banking Association

This factsheet describes what financial abuse is, signs of financial abuse and the necessary helplines and prevention steps to take in the event of financial abuse. 

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Protecting Vulnerable Customers from Potential Financial Abuse

Australian Banking Association

This Australian Bankers' Association tool provides guidance for banks to recognise and prevent financial abuse. This includes an understanding what financial abuse is and recognising potential financial abuse. 

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Financial Abuse of Older People
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Financial Abuse and Family and Domestic Violence Policies

Australian Bankers' Association

This industry report acknowledges that banks play a role in helping their customers with their financial matters. It provides guidance for banks to assist with developing internal policies and procedures with respect to responding and preventing elder financial abuse and domestic violence.

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Financial Abuse of Older People
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Factsheet

Setting Up Power of Attorney to Help Manage Your Banking Needs

Australian Banking Association

This factsheet informs older people what is involved when setting up a Power of Attorney, and specifically their roles and responsibilities, to help prevent elder abuse.

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Responding to Requests from Power of Attorney or Court-Appointed Administrator

Australian Banking Association

This tool explains how Powers of Attorney and court-appointed administrators arrangements apply to banks’ relationships with their customers; and outlines a framework that banks can use to consistently deal with requests from attorneys and administrators. The aim of the tool is to better prevent and respond to financial elder abuse. 

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Flyer

Protecting Your Rights

NSW government Ageing and Disability Commission

This easy to read and understand flyer describes the rights of elderly people in and out of care and the means of protecting those rights.

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Flyer

Knowing Your Rights

NSW government Ageing and Disability Commission

The descriptive flyer outlines the basic rights of an elderly person and disabled person. It also states the helplines available to prevent elder abuse. 

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Policy

SA Code of Practice

SA Code of Practice

The South Australian Adult Safeguarding Unit's policy states the requirements for aged care services, service provides and professionals when gaining consent, referrals, investigations and sharing of information, with or for elderly people. 

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General Information
Policies, Legislation & Protocols
Factsheet

Charter of the Rights and Freedoms of Vulnerable Adults

SA Adult Safeguarding Unit

This charter bases itself on the International Human Rights Principles and outlines the actions of the Safeguarding Unit in response to a claim of abuse or neglect. This factsheet provides a guide for actions to prevent, identity and respond to abuse or neglect. 

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Protecting the Rights of Older Australians

Attorney-General's Department

A tool that details the response of the Australian Government to elder abuse through outlining the nation's plan to prevent and reduce the incidence of elder abuse. 

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